The “we” is what counts
The people at our farm should feel good – every single person, but also the community. We attach special importance to a community in which everyone can participate and everyone is appreciated. A community in which there is room for dreams and their realization. On the farm, there is a community shop, an infirmary and a library. A fitness room was sponsored by our partners and also the dream of a swimming pool has come true – thanks to them. On hot summer days, the inhabitants of the farm can now jump into the cool water.
Fruit and vegetables from own cultivation
A healthy diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables is important to us. Since the next village with shopping facilities is half an hour away, we have created a garden for self-sufficiency together with the farm inhabitants. The first harvest always goes to the kindergarten. Our colleague Adriana was at Rooihoogte as a volunteer to add fresh ingredients to the menu. She enthusiastically gave cooking classes and showed that healthy cabbage rolls can also taste good to kids.
Fulfilling dreams with handmade items
Every weekend at Rooihoogte, the women come a little bit closer to their dreams. How they do it? They make bracelets and fabric bags that are then sold. The proceeds will be paid into a DREAMS account. With this money, the women can fulfil their small dreams – be it a telephone, a microwave oven or new glasses.
Ways out of addiction During apartheid, many farm workers in South Africa were paid part of their wages in the form of alcohol. Many have become so addicted to alcohol. We have therefore introduced the CHOICES Addiction Prevention Programme in cooperation with the Association Pro Care. With positive results: one third of the participants could defeat alcohol addiction and all participants are now more self-confident and have fresh prospects for their future.